poetry and prose about place

in the shelter of the covered bridge – conjunction

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March 1, 2015  'conjunction'  Jane Tims

March 1, 2015 ‘conjunction’ Jane Tims






planets and moonlight whisper, scamper

into crevasses in the covered bridge

half-ton’s headlights enter

overwhelm the shadows


chin velvet of Venus and Mars

sickle of mid-winter moon

truck lights startle a winter hare

erect on haunches, paw lifted


frosted by sky-gaze, worshipping

the sliver of moon, dismayed

at desecration, round glare

of predator eyes


fright to stop a heart

or flight to mobilize

hind-legs, straighten before

fore-legs turn


and long ear shadows

quit the length of the bridge

ahead of whiskers, nose

and rabbit wisdom



Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

March 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

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  1. completely delightful – thank you Jane for sharing

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    March 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

  2. beautiful image and words

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    March 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm

  3. I love the images, especially those of the last verse, and the chin velvet of Venus and Mars and sickle of mid-winter moon. Love the sounds in the poem when read aloud, too. Thanks for sharing your drawing and poetry. They always make my day.

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    Carol Steel

    March 2, 2015 at 8:22 am

    • Hi Carol. Glad you like the poem. The experience was real … Last week we startled a rabbit in the covered bridge. Oddly, with all the snow, he was mostly brown. I can still see the shadow of those long ears staying ahead of him as he ran out of the bridge. Thanks! Jane


      jane tims

      March 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

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